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The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery

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The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery - Siemon, Julia, and Alcorn, Ellenor, and Beard, Mary
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The twelve silver-gilt cups known as the Aldobrandini Tazze-magnificent examples of 16th-century European goldsmithing in size, design, and quality of execution - feature figures and scenes from Roman historian Suetonius's classic work The Twelve Caesars, all rendered in minute, intricate relief. Dispersed in the 1860s, the tazze were reunited in 2014 for the first time since the 19th century, each piece newly photographed to highlight the dazzling detail and show the works as they were originally made. The accompanying ...

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The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery 2018, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

ISBN-13: 9781588396396

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